Director:Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton Producer:Joseph M. Schenck Production Company:First National Attraction Audio/Visual:silent, black & white Keywords:Silent; Comedy; Buster Keaton Contact Information:www.k-otic.com
June 13, 2008 Subject:
comedy noir et blanc
Reviewer:Christine Hennig -
September 2, 2006 Subject:
Buster Fights the Law and the Law Wins
Buster Keatonâs snooty girlfriend wonât marry him unless he becomes a rich businessman, so after convolutedly stealing a guyâs wallet, he makes his first big investment, buying a load of furniture off of a con-artist who tells him a sob-story about being evicted. Unfortunately, the furniture actually belongs to a family that is waiting for the movers. But Buster doesnât know this, so he drives the furniture away in a huge wagon. Eventually, after having some trouble with his horse, he ends up in a policemanâs parade, and if that wasnât bad enough, he ends up catching a bomb thrown by the local anarchist, using it to light his cigarette and then casually tossing it into the massed policemen. This gets the whole force angry at him, and it all ends with a wonderfully clever chase scene, as Buster takes on and prevails over every cop in town. This is a fun Buster outing, with lots of great off-the-cuff gags, and some amazing stunts that show you just what an acrobat he was.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.
April 29, 2006 Subject:
Brisk and clean.
Buster sets out to make it big in business, but instead stumbles through several mishaps. A nice copy with only a few minor flaws. No soundtrack.